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vulgarize

[ vuhl-guh-rahyz ]
/ 藞v蕦l g蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), vul路gar路ized, vul路gar路iz路ing.
to make vulgar or coarse; lower; debase: to vulgarize standards of behavior.
to make (a technical or abstruse work) easier to understand and more widely known; popularize.
to translate (a work) from a classical language into the vernacular.
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Also especially British, vul路gar路ise .

Origin of vulgarize

First recorded in 1595鈥1605; vulgar + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM vulgarize

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British Dictionary definitions for vulgarize

vulgarize

vulgarise

/ (藞v蕦l伞蓹藢ra瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to make commonplace or vulgar; debase
to make (something little known or difficult to understand) widely known or popular among the public; popularize

Derived forms of vulgarize

vulgarization or vulgarisation, nounvulgarizer or vulgariser, noun
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